Therapeutic accompaniment through odours with

Taking care of yourself with your sense of smell


Our sense of smell is a true sensory channel that allows us to understand the world around us.

Its great particularity lies in its privileged and priority link with the non-conscious areas of our brain, which are the emotional, memory and reward areas. This direct link allows the odorous message to be processed before any identification phase.

It is on this fundamental physiological pillar that the personalised therapeutic accompaniment by odours is based.

Olfactory stimuli are used as keys to access information in order to provide answers to specific problems.

Because it has never been so important to take care of one's sense of smell, you should know that there are rehabilitation solutions for olfactory and taste disturbances after Covid:

For whom?

Personalized scent therapy is for anyone seeking balance and well-being.

No need to have a particularly good sense of smell: the personalised approach is adapted to each individual's abilities.

The OSTMR℠ method

Olfactory Stimulation Therapy & Memory Reconstruction (OSTMR℠)

is a therapeutic method using olfactory stimulation created by Dr. Olga Alexandre - neuropsychiatrist and biochemist. It is based on proven protocols developed with the primary aim of improving quality of life.

The olfactory stimuli arouse emotional and memory responses specific to the problems identified.

These stimuli are always used in diluted form and meet the relevant standards to ensure controlled use.

The OSTMR℠ method is based on 4 pillars:

  • neurology of the sense of smell
  • emotional psychology
  • individual experience of each person
  • therapeutic properties of odorants
Applications and Benefits:
  • rehabilitation of the sense of smell: (post-Covid, post-trauma, post-chemotherapy...): Management of the specificities of quantitative and qualitative dysosmia (smell disorders).
  • emotional regulation: (stress management, anxiety, sleep disorders, prevention...): Tame your feelings to (re)find balance and well-being.
  • memory disorders: (post-trauma, post-stroke, neurodegenerative diseases: Alzheimer, work on autobiographical memory): Reactivation of close emotional links with our memories.


How does a session work?

In the first instance, a preliminary telephone conversation allows us to see how to best support you according to your specific needs.

During the first session, a quick test of your sense of smell will be carried out in order to adapt the proposed smells as well as possible. Together we will set the objectives and discuss the course of the support envisaged (estimated number of sessions, frequency, etc.)

At each session I offer you a personalised and targeted therapeutic support combining guided olfactory stimulation and exploration of your feelings.

- online (with prior shipment of the stimuli)

- at home or at work (Haut-Rhin: 3 borders region)

1 hour approx.

comprehensive and personalised support

prices on request

by appointment only

possibility of sessions in English


post-Covid sense of smell rehabilitation
Marion D. R.
Post-Covid Smell Rehabilitation
December 2022

 "A big thank you to Sonia for her enormous help during my olfactory rehabilitation.

After losing my sense of smell during the covid, I got it back but with major problems with my sense of smell. Many smells were distorted (very strong and unpleasant smell) and it became unbearable. Being a great lover of gastronomy, it was very difficult for me.

Moreover, it was all the dairy products and some vegetables that were a problem for me. In other words, the vast majority of foods that are part of our recipes in France. My doctor didn't care at all and I felt completely abandoned and lost. I had no hope that it would come back. While reading an article, I discovered the method but no one was offering it near me. Luckily, Sonia also does long-distance sessions. I thought "why not?" and I was right because she was a huge help.

After two months (one session per week), I had already made considerable progress: I could go back to the restaurant and eat at friends' houses again...

And in three months it was solved. Today, I have no more problems and can live and eat normally again.

I also enjoyed my sessions very much because Sonia is a very pleasant person, who listens and with whom I had beautiful exchanges. I recommend to all those who have problems with their sense of smell to contact her. The method may seem simple but it is extremely effective. I had already tried to do it alone but it didn't work at all. The possibility of doing the sessions remotely is also very appreciable."

post-Covid sense of smell rehabilitation
Sandrine G.
Post-Covid smell rehabilitation
January 2024

"I lost my sense of taste and smell after covid at the end of 2020. I contacted Sonia in January 2023, a little sceptical about remote rehabilitation but ready to go beyond my preconceptions because the loss of these two senses was having too profound an impact on my life: loss of pleasure in taste and smell, loss of emotional bearings and security, with smell being my dominant sense.

Sonia explained the method to me, and her warm, caring and professional approach enabled me to accept a different approach and let go.

After 2-3 sessions, I began to smell again, and was overwhelmed by a deep joy and an enormous feeling of gratitude. The guided sessions and in-between exercises worked perfectly for me, and the progress continued.

I found all my bearings again and enjoyed myself so much that I did a few more sessions to discover and refine my perception.

Through these sessions, I discovered the emotional power of scents and the close links they have with our personal history.

Thank you Sonia for this rebirth to life!"

Julie D. G.
Rehabilitation of the sense of smell after trauma
September 2021

"I lost my sense of smell two years ago after a brain haemorrhage. My neurologist told me that what was not recovered within a year was lost permanently. I stimulated my sense of smell on my own during that first year to achieve a 20% recovery.

When a year later I read an article about Sonia, I didn't hesitate to make an appointment. I had nothing to lose. What a surprise to see that what I had done alone was nothing like these sessions. From session to session I saw things falling into place. My sense of smell was still evolving!

I think I've got 50% of my sense of smell back and that's thanks to Sonia and her coaching.

post-Covid sense of smell rehabilitation
Velina N.
Smell rehabilitation post-Covid
March 2023

"I made an appointment with Ms. Pichon because my sense of smell had been affected by Covid, when I had started to have phantom smells and smells that didn't correspond to the food I was smelling.

I very quickly noticed an improvement and the sessions helped me regain my sense of smell. I'm very grateful for the work done, especially as it's done in a good mood and with empathy. Thanks again!"

Relieve your pains with scents